Canasa 1000mg suppository side effects

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Date Joined Aug 2009
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   Posted 8/6/2009 10:01 PM (GMT -6)   
I was diagnosed with ulcerative proctitis approximately 4 weeks ago. I was first given a 3 week treatment of Colocort enemas. At first it seemed as though things were getting better then towards the last 4 days of treatment the rectal burning started up again (not to mention I look like someone has beat me due to all the bruises from the steroids). The MD started me on Canasa suppositories last night. I have been searching for side effects experienced by people but keep coming up short. Any one got some info for me?

A bit of additional history is that I had my gallbladder out in December but upper abdominal pain has continued (a theory by one specialist is I have sphincter of Oddi dysfunction). I was also diagnosed in March with gastritis which has just recently healed.

Thanks in advance for all your feedback.

Age 34
Recently dx ulcerative proctitis
Hormone replacement Therapy (Total Hysterectomy 2006)
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   Posted 8/7/2009 7:16 AM (GMT -6)   
Hi, welcome to Healingwell :) Here is a link that will tell you more about Canasa. When I was on them, I didn't have any side effects from them at all. But good luck and I hope this gets things under control for you.
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   Posted 8/7/2009 8:51 AM (GMT -6)   
Nope never had any side effects from Canasa, but I also never had any side-effects from Cort enemas. I think some people are super sensitive to certain drugs though. I have always been told that in general rectal meds should not cause many side effects because they are not absorbed through your whole system like oral meds are.
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